I was in the shopping mall the other day with my niece. We walked into Abercrombie and Fitch, her absolute favorite store. While I too enjoy the styles (very nautical for spring and summer 2012) I was distressed at the customer service.
Nothing new here I'm sure for all my readers, we have all experienced awful customer service at one time or another. However, this one was funny, annoying, perplexing, bewildering and confusing all at once.
As I approached the cashier to make my purchase for my niece, the young lady said to me, "Yo, what events up?"
I felt like a tourist in a country where I did not know the customs.
I realize teen slang has been around for generations. Perhaps I'm old. I'm also a stickler for grammar, but I was sideswiped and found myself not knowing how to answer her, not to mention mildly annoyed. I recognized the words - just not in that order.
Which makes me think of the golden days of customer service. The last of that being in the 60s where a lady or gent would head to their store of choice and be waited upon by more than one salesperson. Often an appointment would be needed, whereupon outfits would be presented (often on live models no less!) in front of the prospective customer. One received the clerks undivided attention.
While I don't need nor have the time to make an appointment, a full sentence and a little attention would be nice.